“Luminous Transportations,” a site-specific installation by artist Jo Yarrington at Marquand Chapel, Yale University – click link for Judith Dupré’s page

MAGGI DAWN left Cambridge this summer to become Associate Dean for Marquand Chapel, and Associate Professor (Adj) of Theology and Literature at Yale University (lucky her, lucky them); her friends and admirers here in the UK waved her off, slightly dreading the thought that distance and busyness might conspire to deprive us of her friendship and her wisdom. Our fears were unfounded. Maggi has kept in touch. Maggi’s still blogging. Here’s a snippet from today’s (I think important) piece on Liturgy … but don’t rest there: click on the link and enjoy the whole thing. (Thanks Maggi. And Shalom from the UK).

… liturgy might legitimately be said to be work that is first for God, that also transforms our world and benefits people. But liturgy isn’t mine or yours. And it isn’t a mandate for “the people” to do whatever they like in church, regardless of tradition or order. In short, it’s not about me.

via Liturgy is NOT “the work of the people” – Maggi Dawn.


  1. 🙂 thank you Simon! I have your lovely picture of the woman at the well giving Jesus a drink, pinned up in my new office. So I think of you often, and give thanks for friendship.

  2. Maggi, what a lovely thought! I so love both the story and that picture:

    The breath of God, together with “living water springing up”, made of you and me, and she and he, “living temples to God’s glory”. And that’s an even song to bring a smile to your countenance. No wonder the richly blessed (yes, Samaritan) woman hot-footed it home from the well crying “Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?”.

    via THE WELLSPRING | Simon Marsh – http://simonmarsh.org/2011/03/27/the-wellspring/


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